Presentation on theme: "Week 2:. Needs Assessment Program evaluation Why evaluation in advance of program design? Assessment of merit/value of curriculum Tylers Stufflembeams."— Presentation transcript:
Program evaluation Why evaluation in advance of program design? Assessment of merit/value of curriculum Tylers Stufflembeams
What is a Needs Assessment? Systematic set of procedures Setting priorities and making decisions About program improvement and resource allocation Priorities based on needs Witkin & Altschuld
What is a need? A gap: between current and desired NA seeks to highlight gaps Detail their nature Set priorities for action on gaps
Why conduct NA? Discussion: Why do we need a systemic set of procedures?
Types of needs Normative Comparative Felt Expressed Future needs
The NA Process Planning Data gathering Data Analysis Reporting
Kaufman: Organizational Elements Model Inputs Processes Products Outputs Outcomes
What is a task analysis?
Decomposing tasks 1.Identify task to be analyzed 2.Break down task into subtasks 3.Diagram sub-tasks and flow 4.Decompose subtask into appropriate levels of detail 5.Sequence tasks and subtasks for instruction 6.Discuss and compare analysis with colleagues, experts, literature 7.Compare and revise against learner performance